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The Daily Genealogist Spotlight: Lanark County Genealogical Society

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Lanark County Genealogical Society (LCGS), Ontario, Canada

Lanark County is located in eastern Ontario. Its county seat is Perth. The Lanark County Genealogical Society has made a number of resources available on its website. Click on the Documents link at the top of the home page to access them.

On the left side of the Documents main page you will find links to the resources that have been made available, which include:

This section of the website contains articles from the LCGS newsletter, Lanark Log, and some submissions from website users. They are organized by place. There are articles about Almonte, Bathurst Township, Darling Township, Lanark County General, Town of Perth, and so on.

Family Bibles
This section contains genealogical information transcribed from family registers within Bibles. The families lived in or had some relation to Lanark County or Eastern Ontario. Most of the Bible owners are identified, and many of the Bibles are in the Perth Museum collection.

Family Histories
There are twenty-five family history-related documents in this section. They range from memoirs to transcribed obituaries to specific family history articles.

Personal Letters
In this section you will find transcriptions of personal letters. The letters date from the 1820s to the mid-1930s. The surnames mentioned in the correspondence are listed.

Mostly Names
This section contains information about people who lived in or had some relationship to Lanark County. The topics vary. The sources include funeral cards, broadsides in the Perth Museum, lists from gossip columns in local newspapers, transcribed land patent indexes, a published list of teachers, a church membership list, wedding guest logs, names found in a World War I autograph book, and much more.

1905 Old Home Week
The transcribed articles in this section, originally published in the Perth Courier between September 1904 and August 1905, report on activities related to the 1905 Perth Old Home Week. Among them is a special edition of the newspaper with sixteen pages devoted to Old Home Week. This is a great resource for family history researchers whose families lived in the Perth area.

Mostly Photographs
This section contains twenty-five historical photographs of Lanark County residents, submitted by various individuals. Most include information about the people pictured. There is also a collection of twenty photographs taken by Robert J. Stead, a local photographer, who died in 1919.

Voter’s Lists — Directories
More than ten voter lists and city directories for area cities and towns, dating from 1875 to 1940, are available.

Posted by Jean Powers at 06/25/2012 09:57:46 AM | 

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